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LORD FOUL'S BANE, Donaldson, Stephen R.
Donaldson, Stephen R.
Nelson Doubleday, 1977, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Near Fine, Very Good. Book. Tate, Janice C.
Book Club Edition, first printing and true first edition. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. First printing code H21 on page 403, indicates a first printing in May 1977. This first printing by the SFBC preceded the Holt Rinehart Winston trade edition, making it the true first edition and relatively rare. Later printings by the SFBC substituted the original cover by Tate for the S. C. Wyeth cover for the HRW trade edition. First printing with brown boards with blue lettering on spine. The First Chronicle of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever. Map by Lynne K. Plagge. Moderate jacket crinkling at top and bottom of spine panel with heavier crinkling and chipping at upper tips. Spine panel is sunned. Brown boards with blue lettering. Boards are square and page block is clean and bright, unusual to find in book club editions, which usually suffer from heavy handling. Award History: 1978 Gandalf Award Nominee (lost to The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien).


Price: 25.00 USD
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Roberts, A. R. R. R. (aka Adam Roberts)
Golllancz, 2004, 0575076119 / 9780575076112

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Carrel, Douglas
Hardcover UK, first printing and first edition. First published in Great Britain in 2004 by Gollancz stated on copyright page. A fine (unread) copy in fine jacket with price intact. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Interior maps by Dave Senior. By the author of The Soddit, this tells the "true" story about the "War of the Thing"...maybe. It will cause smiles and some chuckling to the Tolkien fan.


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SILMARILLION [THE], Tolkien, J. R. R. (edited by Christopher Tolkien)
Tolkien, J. R. R. (edited by Christopher Tolkien)
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1977, 0395257301 / 9780395257302

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Very Good. Book. Tolkien, J.R.R.
Hardcover first edition, first printing. First US edition. (Previously published in in the UK by George Allen & Unwin.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. True first issue with all points present per Hammond A15c: "First Printing" and "First American Edition" is stated followed by full number line on the copyright page. Price $10.95 intact on front jacket flap with "Father Giles of Ham" listed instead of "Farmer Giles" of Ham in the book publication list in the front endpapers (page 3). Broken type on right edge of lines 28-29 and 30-32 on page 229. Red top stain on type block and boards are green cloth with silver spine lettering and copper devices. Fold-out map of Beleriand is clean, intact without tears and still attached to rear free endpaper. Jacket is frayed and chipped at tips and head and heel of spine panel. Several jacket creases at top edge of front panel with one jagged but closed tear 1.5 cm in lenght. Handling and age-related wear to page block edges, but normal for a book this age. Faint scuff mark on top edge of page block. Defects said, still a straight, square copy with a tight binding and without price-clipping or previous owner's marks. "Major work of mythology that Tolkien held in higher esteem that The Lord of the Rings." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature *4A-251. Award History: 1978 Locus Award Winner for Best Fantasy Novel.


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TOLKIEN COMPANION [THE], Tolkien, J. R. R. (Tyler, J. E. A editor)
Tolkien, J. R. R. (Tyler, J. E. A editor)
St Martins Press, 1976, 0517279142 / 9780517279144

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Good, Very Good. Book. Zucker, Joseph
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Heavy scuff mark on side edge of textblock with moderate age-related soiling. Slight indication of front board separation from spine. Jacket shows minor wear at corners and bears two closed tears, 2.0 cm and the other 1.0 cm in length, at bottom edge of front panel. A well-preserved, but handled copy of a book that was the first to compile the vast world of Middle Earth. Interior black and white illustrations by Kevin Reilly. Wonderful full color, wrap-around jacket by Joseph Zucker.


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